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Memorial Day Playlist: 12 Patriotic Songs That Pop

By: Idolator Staff // May 25, 2012

Memorial Day is next Monday (May 28), and while most of us are just stoked to get the day off work, the holiday is actually intended to honor the good men and women who’ve fallen in battle, in service to the United States. To pay tribute to them, and to keep your Memorial Day barbeque… More »


Mother’s Day Playlist: 10 Songs About Mom

By: emilytan // April 26, 2012

What would we do without our mom? Whether she’s offering comfort via some milk and cookies, or cheering from the sidelines of the state championships, she’s always by your side — even when you don’t come home with the first-place trophy. So for all her grace and patience and hard work and most importantly LOVE,… More »


Rihanna, Adele & Raphael Saadiq Make ‘Time’ 100 Most Influential People List

By: Robbie Daw // April 18, 2012

Time has rolled out it’s annual roundup of the 100 Most Influential People In The World, and, music-wise, Grammy-dominating diva Adele, chart queen Rihanna and R&B singer/producer Raphael Saadiq all made the cut. The publication notes that its list is made up of the “people who inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our… More »


Team Christina, “Figher” Live On ‘The Voice’

By: Nicole Sia // April 16, 2012

Adele Tops List Of England’s Wealthiest Musicians Under 30

By: Robbie Daw // April 12, 2012

Her Grammy-winning sophomore LP 21 is sailing back toward the top of the US album chart — for a 24th non-consecutive week, mind you — so it makes sense that Adele, who landed three #1 singles in the past year, would top The Sunday Times Rich List 2012 for wealthiest musicians under 30. The 23-year-old… More »


Mega Millions, Mega Hits: 11 Pop Songs About Money That Won The Chart Lottery

By: Idolator Staff // March 30, 2012

The country is going insane right now as the Mega Millions lottery has reached a record-breaking $640 million. We thought we’d celebrate (before making another lottery ticket run) with 11 pop songs about being filthy, stinkin’ rich that had a few lucky numbers of their own, so to speak, when they hit big o… More »


Nicki Minaj Joins Long Line Of Pepsi Faces: Watch 7 Classic Pop Star Soda Ads

By: Robbie Daw // March 19, 2012

That sound you hear in the distance is some cha-ching mixed with a little super bass. Nicki Minj is the latest music star to sign with Pepsi Co. — a multi-million dollar deal, Forbes reports — and the “Starships” songstress is set to be the face of the company’s new soda brand Pop. The first… More »


SXSW Flashback: Foster The People, Neon Hitch & Other Breakouts From 2011

By: Robbie Daw // March 13, 2012

As we wade our way through the throngs of music biz types who have descended upon Austin, Texas for South By Southwest 2012 (have you RSVP’d for Idolator’s Pray For Pop party tomorrow?), we’re left wondering who will be the big breakout stars of this year’s fest. It is, of course, far too early too… More »


Justin Bieber’s 18th Birthday: 10 Reasons Why He’s The Coolest 18-Year-Old Ever

By: Idolator Staff // March 1, 2012

It’s Justin Bieber’s 18th birthday today! And even though the pop star still isn’t old enough to legally order a drink stateside or in his native Canada (well, except in Quebec where the drinking age is 18), we’re commemorating Bieber’s entrance into adulthood with a very special list. You’ll see why hordes of… More »


The Worst Movies Starring Our Favorite Pop Stars

By: Becky Bain // February 27, 2012

Last night, the 84th Academy Awards honored the best in film, but it’s often the worst movies that we find the most entertaining. And our favorite type of terrible movie? Pretty much any flick a pop star graces with their presence. Sure, there are exceptions — like Justin Timberlake shining in 2010’s The Social Network, or… More »


Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash: 7 Pop Covers Of The Man In Black

By: Idolator Staff // February 26, 2012

Johnny Cash, legendary American singer and songwriter, would have celebrated his 80th birthday today. But even though he’s been gone for nearly a decade, his ground-breaking music and style still wield influence. His impact on songwriting extends well beyond the genres usually associated with his work — country, folk, rockabilly and blues —… More »


Whitney Houston’s 10 Best Songs That Radio Forgot

By: Robbie Daw // February 21, 2012

Whitney Houston may be gone, but she will never be forgotten. However, the same can’t be said for some of her singles over the years. Since The Voice appeared on the scene in the mid-’80s, radio has been kind to such classics as “I Will Always Love You”, “How Will I Know”, “The… More »


Grammys Backlash: 10 Artists Who Are Over The Awards Show

By: Mike Wass // February 9, 2012

For as long as there have been music awards, there have been musicians with opinions about those music awards, and the Grammys are no exception. Depending on your point of view, Arcade Fire trumping commercial heavyweights Lady Gaga, Eminem and Katy Perry for Album of the Year at last year’s ceremony was either the event’… More »


The Best — And Worst! — National Anthem Performances Football Has Ever Seen

By: Idolator Staff // February 2, 2012

In just three days, Super Bowl XLVI will be under way in Indianapolis. There will be touchdowns, Madonna, M.I.A., LMFAO, maybe Cee Lo Green, bets won and bets lost. There will also be flags flown and an anthem sung, as is the custom for big American sports spectacles. This, to many, is the biggest of… More »


11 Songs For Singles This Valentine’s Day

By: Mike Wass // February 1, 2012

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. For music fans, that means being serenaded by power ballads, slow jams and schmaltzy love-song dedications every time you turn on the radio. But what if Cupid’s arrow whizzed straight past you this year and hit someone else? Nobody wants to hear “The Power Of Love” while… More »


Madonna’s 10 Best Songs That Radio Forgot

By: Robbie Daw // January 25, 2012

Madonna is on a triumphant streak lately that is quite fit for a queen. In addition to scoring a Golden Globe Award, the Material Girl has her directorial effort W.E. — which just earned an Oscar nomination — hitting theaters on February 3, will perform at the Super Bowl two days after that and ha… More »


Etta James R.I.P. — 10 Amazing Covers To Honor Her Memory

By: Idolator Staff // January 20, 2012

It is with a heavy heart that the music industry, and the world, says goodbye to one of the greatest female vocalists of all time today. Etta James, the legendary soul singer most famously known for her 1960 rendition of the softly swaying love song “At Last,” passed away in California on Friday (January 20)… More »


The 10 Most Memorable Super Bowl Halftime Performances Of All Time

By: Idolator Staff // January 19, 2012

On February 5, Indianapolis will host Super Bowl XLVI — the 46th iteration of America’s biggest game. Millions of fans will gather ’round the television set with seven-layer dip and cold drinks to watch an epic match-up of teams, the year’s funniest and most expensive commercials and most importantly — as far a… More »


Rihanna Named Top-Selling Digital Artist, Beats Out Lady Gaga, Eminem

By: Robbie Daw // January 6, 2012

Adele may have ruled 2011 with the top album and single and Kanye West may be watching the throne, but it’s Rihanna who’s actually sitting on the throne, as far as digital tracks are concerned. The “You Da One” pop minx has captured the title of best-selling digital artist of all time by Nielsen SoundScan,… More »


The 12 Most Anticipated Pop Albums Of 2012

By: Idolator Staff // January 2, 2012

The new year promises a lot of enticing milestones for our favorite artists: Britney Spears’ third wedding, Justin Bieber becoming a legal adult, the arrival of Boof Boof 4 Knowles-Carter and so on. But of course, the pop happenings we’re most anticipating are the ones that happen in the studio — namely, a roster… More »


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